Upcoming Race – Old Glory Ultra | 50 mile, 50k, 10 mile, 50 mile relay

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The Old Glory Ultra is back this year with a new location, the Foxfire Golf Resort (9 Foxfire Boulevard, Jackson Springs, NC 27281).  This race benefits the Old Glory Legacy Foundation.

Race Information

This Adventure race will be held on Saturday, November 14. Runners will begin at the clubhouse and follow golf cart trail the red fox course.  The race will continue on to Foxfire Village Park, there will be water and aid stations along the course.  Runners will receive a medal, shirt, post race food and beer.  Participants can also golf on Friday, November 13 or Sunday, November 15 at the Foxfire Golf Resort.

The 50 mile relay will consist of at least one 6.25 mile loop, teams of 2-5 are allowed to participate in the relay.

The 50 miler starts at 5:00 am, followed by the 50k at 6:00 am, the 50 mile relay at 7:00 am and finally the 10 miler at 10:00 am.

Tips from SR

St. Joesph of the Pines Alzheimer’s Color Your World 5k Run/Walk |5k

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Fall is all about changing colors and what better way to celebrate than a color run!  The second annual St. Joseph of the Pines  Alzheimer’s Color Your World Run joins Sandhills Race this fall on Saturday, September 19.  The race begins at 4:30 pm at St. John Paul II Catholic School (2922 Camp Easter Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387).

Race Information

The race benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.  Participants will be offered a white shirt at the race that will be splattered with color throughout the 5k run/walk.  After the race there will be a cookout at Belle Meade Wellness Park beginning at 5:30 pm.  Pets are welcome and strollers are permitted, however, the terrain is varied.

Tips from SR

  • On-line registration is available, registration includes tee-shirt, race packet, race,  and cookout
  • There will be a cookout after the race for participants, the fee for each guest will be $15
  • On-site registration begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 19

Post Race Results – 1in 8k |8k and 1k

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Over 250 participants came together to run the 1 in 8k in historic downtown Pinehurst.  The race, in its fifth year, was held on Saturday, August 29.  The course was shaped like an “8” to represent that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  Pink was the color of the day as participants shirts were dark pink and survivor shirts were light pink.

The 8k ran through historic downtown Pinehurst, through the trails of Rassie Wicker Park, around the Carolina Hotel, and ended in front of Tufts Memorial Park.  The overall winner of the 8k was Tommy Delemnay with a chip time of 29:41.  The overall female winner was Berenice Macias with a chip time of 31:33, this was her second time winning the 1 in 8k. The overall survivor winner was Carla Albritton with a chip time of 37:02.  After the race runners were treated to a concert by Tony Barnes.

A full list of results can be found here.

This was one of the last races for the SRS summer series.

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Upcoming Race – All American Marathon | Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5k

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The All American Marathon has something for every level of runner.  This race, in its second year, will be held on Sunday, March 22 in Fayetteville (433 Hay Street, Fayetteville 28301).

Race Information

The All American Marathon will feature a marathon course that begins at Festival park, winds through downtown Fayetteville, and ends at Fort Bragg.  The marathon begins at 7:00 am.  Videos of the course are available.  Strollers and pets are not permitted in the marathon.  All participants completing the marathon within the seven hour time limit will receive a finisher’s medal. This course is certified and can be used as a Boston Marathon qualifier.

The Mike to Mike Half Marathon also begins at Festival Park in Fayetteville at 7:00 am, the course will end at the iron Mike statue in Fort Bragg. Videos of the course are available.  Pets and strollers are prohibited on this course.  All participants that complete the course within the four hour time limit will receive a finisher’s medal.

This race also features a 5k option.  The race will begin at 7:30 am.  Strollers are allowed in this event.  Children are allowed to participate as long as they are registered for the race.  Children in strollers will not be charged but will not receive a medal or tee-shirt..  The course begins at the corner of Sedgewick Street and Alexander Street in Fort Bragg.

Tips from SRS

  • Course maps are available for all courses.
  • Packet Pick-up will be held at the Crown Arena in Fayetteville, NC (1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301) on Friday, March 20 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Saturday, March 21 from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.
  • Parking is available in downtown Fayetteville.  Post race shuttles will be available to all runners from Fort Bragg to downtown Fayetteville.
  • Register on-line for all races.

Entertainment after the race will be provided by the 82nd Rock Band.  This event is family friendly and open to the community.  Post race festivities will be held at the Main Post Parade Field at Fort Bragg beginning at 8:00 am.  There will be bouncy houses, monster trucks, and a parachute demonstration from the Black Daggers.

Upcoming Race – Run for the Ribbons | 5k and Family Fun 1k

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Sandhills Race Series is off to the races with the 5th annual Run for the Ribbons at the Carolina Horse Park (2814 Montrose Road, Raeford, NC 28376) on April 5.  This event benefits The Foundation of FirstHealth’s Cancer CARE Fund.  The CARE Fund has distributed over $800,000 since 2000 to local cancer patients and their families to help with costs associated with a cancer diagnosis.

The Run for the Ribbons is an all-day, family friendly event at the Carolina Horse Park.  Registrants in the 5k and 1k will receive a tee-shirt and general admission to the Stoneybrook Steeplechase beginning at 1:30 pm.  There will also be a Hawkins and Harkness hat contest, stick horse races, and children’s park activities which include a petting zoo, pony rides, and rock climbing wall.

Race Information

The 5k event begins and ends on the grassy racetrack and winds through the rolling hills of an eventing course; due to the terrain no pets, strollers, and bikes, will be allowed to ensure runner safety.  The 5k is a trail run with one water station along the route.  The 5k will begin at 9:00 am.

The Family Fun 1k travels for one loop around the steeplechase track, which amounts to 7/8 of a mile.  Again, due to the terrain, pets, strollers, and bikes will not be permitted.  The Family Fun 1k will begin at 10:30 am.

Tips from SRS

  • Participants may register online for the 5k and 1k here.  Paper registration is available here.  Fees for the 5k are $25 and the 1k are $15, registration fees will increase after Tuesday, April 1.  Online registration ends Friday, April 4.
  • Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, April 4 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness (170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374) and on Saturday, April 5 from 7:00 am until 8:45 am for the 5k and from 7:00 am until 10:00 am for the 1k at the registration tent at the Carolina Horse Park (2814 Montrose Road, Raeford, NC 28376)
  • Registrants in the 5k and 1k will receive a parking pass to park in Lot 9 at the Carolina Horse Park.  Spectators will need to pay for general admission and parking.

Sandhills Race Series will award 100 participation points for the 5k trail run as well as additional performance points.  The Run for the Ribbons is a feature event in the 2014 Spring Series for the Sandhills Race Series.  Additional information for the Run for the Ribbons can be found here.

Post Race – Old Glory Trail Trot | 50 miler, 50k, 50 mile relay, and 10 miler

 

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The Old Glory Trail Trot was held on Sunday, November 17 at the Old Glory Legacy Foundation Ranch (180 Bowman Road Aberdeen, NC 28315).  The race began at 5:00 am with the 50 miler.  There were a combined 145 runners who ran the 50 miler, 50k, and 10 miler.  Six relay teams competed in the 50 mile relay event.

Connie Gardner, 50,  was the overall winner of the 50 mile run clocking in at a time of 10 hours and nine minutes.  The winner of the 50k run was 17-year-old Mitchell Dudley with a time of four hours and 43 minutes.  Relay team Xx Got the Runs finished in first place in the 50 mile relay with a time of seven hours and 10 minutes. Dustin Siddle, 28, won the 10 miler with a finishing time of one hour and 19 minutes.

Full race results can be found here and race results by age group can be found here.  The Old Glory Trail Trot was the first race in the Adventure Series of the Sandhills Race Series.

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Photo Courtesy of Jacqueline Hurd

Upcoming Race-Old Glory Trail Trot | 50 miler, 50k, 50 mile relay and 10 miler

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An inaugural race for the Adventure Series of the Sandhills Race Series, the Old Glory Trail Trot will be held on Sunday, November 17.  The 50 miler will begin at 5:00 am, followed by the 50k at 6:00 am, the 50 mile relay at 7:00 am, and the 10 miler at 8:00 am.  The event will take place at the Old Glory Legacy Foundation Ranch (180 Bowman Road Aberdeen, NC 28315) and benefits the Old Glory Legacy Foundation.  The Old Glory Legacy Foundation brings soldiers and their families together to build strong family relationships and lasting memories through outdoor activities.

Race Information

The Old Glory Trail Trot is the first race of its kind for the Sandhills Race Series.  The course is a 10 mile loop composed of paved roads, grass, and trail.  Check out the course map here.  Military registration fees are as follows:  50 miler $95, 50 km $70, 50 mile relay $275 (teams of two to five people), and 10 miler $40.  Civilian registration fees are as follows:  50 miler $105, 50km $85, 50 mile relay $300 (teams of two to five people), and 10 miler $45.  Finishers will receive a custom Old Glory Trail Trot medal.  Overall winners and age group winners will receive custom designed awards.

Tips from the SRS

  • You can register for the 50 miler, 50k, and the 50 mile relay by visiting Ultra Events and you can register for the 10 mile event by visiting Active.com.
  • Online registration for the 50 miler, 50k, and 50 mile relay closes Thursday, November 14 at 12:00 am and for the 10 miler on Friday, November 15 at 2:59 am.  Onsite registration will take place at 4:30 am on Sunday, November 17 if slots are still available.
  • Packet pick-up will be on Friday, November 15 from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm and on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at the NutriShop in Southern Pines, NC (10725 Hwy 15-501, Suite E Southern Pines, NC 28387).  A photo ID is needed for packet pick-up.  If unable to pick-up before the race packets can be picked up at the ranch if coordinated beforehand.

The Sandhills Race Series is excited have the Old Glory Trail Trot as part of its Adventure Series.  To learn more about the Old Glory Trail Trot click here.